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Comment 15 Nov 2019

Echemendia arriving in mid-December and is currently in Colorado Springs.  Obviously, the line-up won't be set until January.  165 is definitely still up in the air from what I'm hearing.  Chase's match was most impressive today.  He is definitely motivated to honor his little bro's memory.  Quinn Kinner will be on the platform in March.  The future is bright.  Andy, like your articles on Flo.  

Comment 03 Nov 2019

Malik may redshirt and Decatur will go down to 125.  That's why he wasn't there and Quinner was at 133.  Great performances by Luke & Sammy!   Chase weighs at best about 222/223 now after U23.  He wrestled at 230 last year.  That's the problem.  He was going down to 197 next year.  Not sure what is going on with Hoffman at 184...has not wrestled well so far.  We will find out more on Sunday,  Disappointing about Kerkvliet.  I'm not convinced he even wants to go to college.  He just wants to wrestle.  Andy, thanks for your write up & coverage!   

Comment 01 Nov 2019

Not surprising with Kyle leaving to the Nittany lions RTC and the opportunity to take an Olympic red shirt year.  He decommitted twice before committing to us.  With the Stevenson situation, he could be back at Minny or at State College unfortunately.  Nevills can't defeat him.  Sanderson doesn't care if Nevills transfers out.  Chase will be at 197 next year after Kollin wins the Nationals.  

Comment 21 Aug 2019

I think we are good with Voinovich and Paddy God willing in 2021.  I spoke to Paddy and his father after the NCAA nationals in Pittsburgh...great family.  They love the spirituality of the Ohio State program which is 2nd to none.  We are young and limited in scholarships for 2020.  Who knows if we land Ferrari.  He's on his 3rd high school and now in Texas.  He created problems at his previous two schools in Jersey.  He has a maturity issue.  The big schools are taking a wait and see approach including TOSU although there is no question disputing his ability.  Andy, thanks for the updates on the wrestling program.  I know the coaches sincerely appreciate your support and so do the supporters of the program.  

Comment 14 Jul 2019

Tournament ended with 6 Golds and a Silver for Team USA.   Great showing in a tough tournament as a prelude to the Worlds in September.  Yanni beat Zain 9-5 in the 1st round and went on to win the Gold. Will be interesting if Yanni wins his appeal after his controversial loss to Zain at the Trials in June.  

Comment 15 Jun 2019

Thanks Andy.  Don't see any letdown tonight from Kyle.  He's highly motivated & focused after last year's world's finals loss to  Sadulaev.  Reminded me how he lost to Gadson the same way his freshman year.  Just got caught.  Humbling sport.  On another note, hope the Yanni-Zain match will be overturned and continued.  Have discussed it with several coaches and former OSU wrestlers and we all agree the procedural rules were broken.  The block has to be thrown to protest 5 seconds after the call, not 55 seconds after and certainly not after the match has ended.  Never have seen that happen before.  The officials are human.  Just want to see the best man win and not have the match determined by an erroneous officiated call.   

Comment 04 Jun 2019

Thanks Andy for your reply.  You’re right about Kerkvliet and his kneee.  It is a concern.  He may have to wrestle Gabe and I don’t see Gabe beating Gwiz at Final-X. Supposedly the docs have cleared him to wrestle.  He came back too quickly from that 1st ACL.  

Comment 03 Jun 2019

Andy, thanks so much for your coverage as always of OSU wrestling.  I would have been in Akron yesterday,  but was travelling outside Ohio.  Educated guess is that Chase redshirts and Luke wrestles at 141,Keshawn at 149 and SASSO at 157.  Honestly, Kerkvliet is too good to redshirt.    Sammy has grown and had a problem making weight at 154 in Raleigh at Junior World Finals.  Keshawn’s natural weight is 149.  Luke has grown as well.  133 is a struggle.  Jordan Decater at 133.   Malik will be a force next year as a true 125.  That’s why he wasn’t at 61kg.  I was very impressed as well with how Luke wrestled.  Cleary & Romero wrestled well for having little freestyle experience.